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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH REPOST RFC] relaxed barriers



On 08/08/2010 04:31 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 07, 2010 at 12:13:06PM +0200, Tejun Heo wrote:
>> The patch was on top of v2.6.35 but was generated against dirty tree
>> and wouldn't apply cleanly.  Here's the proper one.
> 
> Here's an updated version:
> 
>  (a) ported to Jens' current block tree
>  (b) optimize barriers on devices not requiring flushes to be no-ops
>  (b) redo the blk_queue_ordered interface to just set QUEUE_HAS_FLUSH
>      and QUEUE_HAS_FUA flags.

Nice.  I'm working on a properly split patchset implementing
REQ_FLUSH/FUA based interface, which replaces REQ_HARDBARRIER.  Empty
request w/ REQ_FLUSH just flushes cache but has no other ordering
restrictions.  REQ_FLUSH + data means preflush + data write.  REQ_FUA
+ data means data would be committed to NV media on completion.
REQ_FLUSH + FUA + data means preflush + NV data write.  All FLUSH/FUA
requests w/ data are ordered only against each other.  I think I'll be
able to post in several days.

Thanks.

-- 
tejun


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